The Democratic People's Republic of Korea Humanitarian Emergency

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea suffers from chronic natural disasters, such as floods and droughts, that can displace thousands of individuals and inhibit access to health services. UNFPA works to provide sexual and reproductive health services and commodities, including supplying health facilities with life-saving medicines for maternal care where the government is unable and distributing dignity kits and reproductive health kits to the affected populations.

Country Population: 25.2 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

18.00 million
4.50 million
5.92 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA/Omar Gharzeddine

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
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  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.